PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 25: Ian Kennedy #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field on August 25, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
A preview of this weekend's matchup between the two N.L. West foes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are on their way to Los Angeles to kick off a four-game series that will begin Thursday night. The D-backs enter six games back of L.A. in the National League West and 9.5 back of the San Francisco Giants for the division lead, so to say it's a now-or-never situation for Arizona would be an understatement.
The Dodgers have struggled a bit in recent weeks despite their recent acquisitions of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto. There is a lot of talent in the L.A. lineup, but they have yet to really put it all together. Will this weekend be when the club finally breaks out and makes a push for the playoffs?
Here are the pitching probables and start times for each game.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. -- Tyler Skaggs (1-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett (0-1, 4.76 ERA)